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Taiwan / China 2015, 105 minutesDir. Hou Hsiao-HsienIn Mandarin with English subtitlesRating: [M] ViolenceGenres: Foreign Cinema / Martial Arts
Topics: Period - A.D..
Feat. Shu Qi, Chen Chang, Satoshi Tsumabuki
Synopsis: Acclaimed director Hou Hsiao-Hsien returns with a breathtaking martial-arts epic in which an assassin accepts a dangerous mission to kill a political leader she was previously engaged to.
“Another of the Taiwanese masterís inimitably oblique, realist and ravishing wide-shot triumphs.”~Roger Clarke, Sight & Sound
NZ International Film Festival 2015
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4 stars (Very Good) Emphatically not an action movie but a slow, meditative mood piece, and as visually rich an evocation of another world as you'll ever see. If you prefer images over incidents, or The Moment over momentum, it's a gem. ~fairbrother
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